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Boston Art Commission Looks For Public Opinion On Controversial Statue

BOSTON (CBS) -- The Boston Art Commission has created a survey to ask the public what should happen with a controversial statue. The Emancipation Group monument in Park depicts President Abraham Lincoln standing over a Black man with broken chains.

Survey options include adding more education information at the site, commissioning a new work of art to accompany it, or formally removing it from the city's collection.

It must be completed by June 29 at noon.

The Emancipation Group statue in Park Square (WBZ-TV)

The Commission also held a meeting Thursday night to get the public's thoughts.

The Emancipation Group was installed in 1879.

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